Our network

Community Spirit

Is reading hard for your child? Get help: $45 for 1 hr Reading Evaluation by Syllables Reading Ctr.

Is reading hard for your child? Get help: $45 for 1 hr Reading Evaluation by Syllables Reading Ctr.

Report Card time! Is your child struggling with reading? Are the CRCT tests stressing your family out? Have your child's reading skills evaluated at Syllables Reading Center – only $45 with Today's Scoop.


THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS TOMORROW, MARCH 23RD AT MIDNIGHT


ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more. Please sign up today to get the Inside Scoop (its free to join). Follow us on Twitter or LIKE us on Facebook! Be on the lookout for more incredible deals coming your way.

Children can play and learn about the environment

Children can play and learn about the environment

Earth Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a way to involve the kids, there is no better way than with the Earth Day Kids Fest at Chattahoochee Nature Center on April 16 from 10-3.

This is the 9th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest and is sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation and Chattahoochee Nature Center, in addition to being presented by Macy’s Foundation.    As the name would imply, the Earth Day festival is just for the kids.  It’s an event where there is lots of learning, but lots of fun too.

Atlanta's Coolest Kid Contest. Vote up until Sunday at Moms Like Me

Atlanta's Coolest Kid Contest. Vote up until Sunday at Moms Like Me

ATLANTA, Ga.--  While the temperatures are warming up for the weekend, our search is closing in on Atlanta's coolest kid.  hundreds of photos were uploaded in the Atlanta's Coolest Kid Contest and the voting is winding down this weekend.

You can go to www.MomsLikeMe.com and pick your favorite.  The winner of the contest will end up with an $1800 getaway to Florida!

 

Deadline approaching for DeKalb Summer Food Program, March 18th

Deadline approaching for DeKalb Summer Food Program, March 18th

TUCKER, Ga. – (submitted by DeKalb County) The deadline to apply for the Summer Food Program is on Friday, March 18th. In an ongoing effort to enhance the quality of life for DeKalb County youth, the DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Department will host the Summer Food Service Program, May 31 - July 29.

Funding for the Summer Food Service Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which ensures children up to age 18 continue to have access to nutritious meals during the summer. The main goal is to ensure children are getting nutritious meals even though school is out.

Applications for the program can be picked up at Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road in Tucker, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or online at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks.

Share your Mom with Great American Cookies and get a free brownie

Share your Mom with Great American Cookies and get a free brownie

ATLANTA – Tomorrow, all Great American Cookie locations will be giving away, free samples of their new Turtle and Red Velvet brownie flavors this Tuesday, March 15th. This giveaway is being held in conjunction with the company’s new contest looking for the “Great American Mom”.

The “Great American Mom” search is a nationwide search for mom’s to spotlight on Mother’s Day. The contest will open for entries starting March 15th and will continue through May 10th. To enter the contest, participants will be asked to compose a 200 word statement on what makes their mother a “Great American Mom”.

Winners will be announced in June when one Grand Prize winner will receive a luxurious Four Seasons spa getaway weekend for Mom and a guest plus a $1,000 travel voucher.

Dekalb County Board Of Health hosts Lunch and Learn

Dekalb County Board Of Health hosts Lunch and Learn

DECATUR – (submitted by DeKalb Board of Health) The DeKalb County Board of Health will hold a series of Lunch and Learn education sessions to educate residents of DeKalb County about a variety of health and living topics—from how to buy more nutritious foods for your family, to child development stages of babies.

The first session will be held on Monday, March 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will be titled:  “Learn How to Be Smoke-Free.”

The classes will be held at the One DeKalb Neighborhood Resource Center located at Northlake Mall on the lower level near Macy’s.  The mall is at the intersection of Briarcliff and LaVista roads.

For more information regarding the Lunch and Learn sessions, please call (404) 294-3700 or visit the website at www.dekalbhealth.net.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate rises to 10.5 percent

ATLANTA – According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Atlanta area increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

Previously, in 2010, the jobless rate in the metro Atlanta area was 10.7 percent. Unemployment in DeKalb County, currently, sits at 10.5 percent. The rate increased because of layoffs in manufacturing, construction and administrative and support services.  

For more information on the Georgia labor market visit  www.dol.state.ga.us